No Bull: Bovine Corralled Off Southern California Freeway

An escaped bull charged onto a Southern California freeway Saturday, stalling afternoon traffic and evading capture for more than an hour before being lassoed by its owner, police say.

The California Highway Patrol began receiving calls about 2 p.m. of a bull running loose on the 15 Freeway near Victorville, a desert city about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Responding officers tracked the bull to Dale Evans Parkway. The animal wandered another four miles before being corralled by its owner on horseback at Wild Wash Road just after 3 p.m.

"In that area, seeing this kind of thing is pretty rare," said CHP Sgt. Rudy Rodriguez. "Officers were concerned about traffic, because it [the bull] could do damage to cars and injure people, but also for the bull and its safety."

It was unclear how the bull escaped its enclosure.

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